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Southwest To Increase Flights To Los Cabos This Summer From This U.S. City 

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Direct flights to Los Cabos are available from 28 airports in the United States.   

A total of eight airlines operate these flights.   

Of these airlines, Southwest offers more routes to Los Cabos than any other U.S. airline, with nonstop flights available from 12 different U.S. cities.   

Now Southwest will offer even more flights, as it prepares to increase flights to Los Cabos from Kansas City International Airport this summer.   

Read on to find out when these flights will be available, and what other options there are for getting to this super popular vacation destination… 

Southwest Plane Flying In the Air

Increased Flight Frequencies From Kansas City (MCI) 

Southwest currently only offers nonstop flights from Kansas City International Airport to Los Cabos International Airport on Saturdays.   

The company is preparing to increase the availability considerably, with plans to start offering the route four times a week.   

The new seasonal flights will be offered on Monday, Thursday, and Friday.   

Google Flights shows that the first date the new flights will be available is Thursday, June 6th.   

Southwest Plane On Airport Tarmac

Other Routes To Los Cabos Available From Southwest 

As mentioned above, Kansas City is not the only U.S. city that Southwest flies to Los Cabos from.   

Nonstop flights are available from the popular airline from 11 other cities in the United States, on a seasonal or year-round basis.   

Those cities, and when flights are available, are: 

  • Austin (AUS) – Seasonal  
  • Baltimore-Washington (BWI) – Seasonal 
  • Chicago (MDW) – Seasonal 
  • Denver (DEN) – Year-Round 
  • Houston (HOU) – Year-Round 
  • Oakland, East Bay (OAK) – Seasonal  
  • Phoenix (PHX) – Year-Round 
  • Sacramento (SMF) – Seasonal  
  • San Diego (SAN) – Seasonal  
  • Santa Ana – (SNA) – Year-Round 
  • St. Louis (STL) – Seasonal  
Southwest Plane Landing at an Airport

More Airlines That Fly To Los Cabos 

There are seven other airlines that provide service to Los Cabos.   

The bulk of these flights are provided by well-known major airlines, including Alaska, American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines.   

The other airlines with direct flights to the destination are Frontier, JetBlue, and Sun Country Airlines.   

American, Alaska, and Southwest Airlines Planes on the Tarmac at Los Cabos International Airport

All U.S. Cities With Direct Service To Los Cabos International Airport 

Americans can fly to Los Cabos from a total of 28 airports located throughout the United States.   

This means there are nonstop flights from another 16 U.S. airports.   

Those airports include: 

  • Atlanta (ATL) 
  • Charlotte (CLT) 
  • Chicago (ORD) 
  • Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) 
  • Detroit (DTW) 
  • Houston (IAH)  
  • Las Vegas (LAS) 
  • Los Angeles (LAX) 
  • Minneapolis (MSP) 
  • New York (EWR) 
  • New York (JFK) 
  • Portland (PDX) 
  • Salt Lake City (SLC) 
  • San Francisco (SFO) 
  • San Jose (SJC) 
  • Seattle/Tacoma (SEA)  
American Airlines Plane Flying

Why Los Cabos Has More Direct Connectivity Than Ever 

The increased connectivity between the U.S. and Los Cabos is directly related to the growing popularity of the destination, which includes both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.   

In 2022, Los Cabos broke an all-time record by hosting a total of more than 7 million tourists.   

Then last year, Los Cabos Airport served nearly 5 million international passengers alone, nearly exceeding the prior year’s total passengers just in international travelers.   

Aerial view of a beach in Los Cabos

Summer Vs. Winter – When Are The Most Los Cabos Flights Available  

Winter is one of the high seasons in Los Cabos, and as such, there are typically more routes available.   

That being said, summer is the slow season, so availability in general may be higher.   

Furthermore, summer flights will often be more affordable than winter flights too.   

Delta airplane parked at los cabos airport

Tips For Arriving At Los Cabos Airport 

Arriving at an international airport can be daunting for the first time, so here are a few suggestions to make your arrival in Los Cabos go smoothly.   

  • Be sure to check to see what you can and can’t bring into the country. 
  • Book your airport transportation in advance. 
  • Keep your documents easily accessible and safe.   
  • Don’t exchange money at the airport because the rates are higher. 
  • Ignore the timeshare salespeople in the “Shark Tank” when exiting the airport.   

With plenty of options for getting to Los Cabos, no shortage of reasons to visit the destination, and a few tips for a smooth arrival, now might be the time to go ahead and book that dream vacation.

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